Union County Public Schools School District

400 North Church Street
Monroe, NC 28112-4730
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Union County Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public middle schools serving 9,969 students in Union County Public Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Union County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 67% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Union County Public Schools School District are Marvin Ridge Middle School, Weddington Middle School and Cuthbertson Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
52 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
40,544 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
2,412 Teachers
31,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Union County Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 93% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#52 out of 325 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Union County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
71%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Union County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
64%
50%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Union County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
92%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Union County Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.62
0.70
# American Indian Students
76 Students
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
2,657 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
7%
4%
# Hispanic Students
8,100 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
19%
# Black Students
4,871 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
12%
26%
# White Students
23,129 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
57%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
25 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,742 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
258
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
2,457
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,473
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,677
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,754
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,838
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,020
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,129
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,306
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,412
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,056
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,580
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,380
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,204
7,429
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,407 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,494 is less than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$422 MM
$17,307 MM
This chart display total revenue of Union County Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$426 MM
$17,964 MM
This chart display total spending of Union County Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$10,407
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Union County Public Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$10,494
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Union County Public Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Union County Public Schools School District Public Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Marvin Ridge Middle School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2831 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1510
Grades: 6-8
| 1,397 students
Rank: #22.
Weddington Middle School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5903 Deal Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6318
Grades: 6-8
| 1,358 students
Rank: #33.
Cuthbertson Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1520 Cuthbertson Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-0107
Grades: 6-8
| 1,353 students
Rank: #44.
Porter Ridge Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2827 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 225-7555
Grades: 6-8
| 1,285 students
Rank: #55.
Piedmont Middle School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2816 Sikes Mill Rd
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 296-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 877 students
Rank: #66.
Sun Valley Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1409 Wesley Chapel Rd
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 296-3009
Grades: 6-8
| 1,067 students
Rank: #77.
Parkwood Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3219 Parkwood School Rd
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-0655
Grades: 6-8
| 817 students
Rank: #88.
East Union Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6010 W Marshville Blvd
Marshville, NC 28103
(704) 290-1540
Grades: 6-8
| 672 students
Rank: #99.
Monroe Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 E Sunset Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3120
Grades: 6-8
| 988 students
Rank: #1010.
Wolfe School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
722 Brewer Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 290-1568
Grades: K-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1111.
South Providence
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
500 South Providence Street
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1580
Grades: 6-12
| 46 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 52 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 40,544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : 92% (Top 20% in NC)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 71% (Top 20%)
  • : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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